Boston Calling

Boston Calling’s food and drink lineup includes award-winning chefs and brand new vendors

Take a look at the menu for this year's festival, which takes place May 24 through May 26.

Smoked Hot Chicken Philly from Sweet Cheeks
Smoked hot chicken Philly from Sweet Cheeks. Sweet Cheeks

Boston Calling is on the horizon, and for those who have already snagged tickets to the 2019 music festival, all that’s left to worry about is staying hydrated and well-fed throughout the fest’s three days.

So it’s a good thing that this year’s event, which takes place May 24 through May 26 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, is serving up a grade-A food and drink lineup, with dishes from more than 30 local restaurants and chefs.

In addition to repeats from last year’s offering like The Chubby Chickpea, Love Art Sushi, The Smoke Shop, and Tasty Burger, this year brings a handful of new general admission vendors, including chef Will Gilson’s Café Beatrice, a six-month pop-up that will open May 1 in Allston, and Tiffani Faison’s Sweet Cheeks. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available from Whole Heart Provisions, Stuffed Sopapillas, Rice Burg, and more.


The most luxe dining experiences will be reserved for Platinum VIP ticket holders, with special dinners held in the Platinum area each night. James Beard Award winners Jody Adams (Porto, Saloniki, Trade) and Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro, Little Donkey) will be cooking on Friday and Saturday, respectively, while Jeremy Sewall (Row 34, Island Creek Oyster Bar) will serve a seafood feast on Sunday.

The beer and wine options range from Samuel Adams and Miller Lite to Peroni and a selection of Barefoot wines, along with the return of the Mikkeller craft beer bar. In the VIP and platinum area bars, Ketel One Vodka and Bulleit bourbon cocktails will be available.


Check out the complete menu for Boston Calling 2019 below.

General Admission Food Menu

Arancini Bros
Classic Ragu – Saffron risotto with tomato meat sauce, peas, and mozzarella
Bianco Verde – Basil pesto with mozzarella
Buffalo Ball – Roasted chicken with gorgonzola
Pizza Ball – Margherita-style: Basil, tomato, and mozzarella
Bucatini Fritti – Italian-style mac & cheese
Our Famous Nutella – Hazelnut chocolate with cinnamon sugar

Bon Me
The Namesake – Sandwich with BBQ pork
The K-Town – Sandwich with Korean-style spicy chicken
The JP – Sandwich with roasted paprika rofu

Trolley Dogs
Original (plain or mustard/ketchup)
Duke (relish, onion, and deli mustard)
Dutchess (caramelized onions)
California (chili and nacho cheese)
New Yorker (sauerkraut and deli mustard)


Café Beatrice
Tacos: Chicken, pork, or vegetable
Tomato and avocado BLT
Prosciutto, pepper, fig, and burrata sandwich
Grass-fed beef meatball sandwich
Roasted pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe sandwich

Chicken & Rice Guys
Halal chicken plate
Lamb gyro
Combination plate (chicken and gyro)

The Chubby Chickpea
Chicken shawarma rice bowl
Falafel bowl (rice/tabbouleh)
Vegetarian-stuffed grape leaves
Chickpea fries
Hummus with pita

Copperdome Pizza
Cheese slice
Pepperoni slice
Spinach and feta slice
Whole pizza (8 slices; any combination)

Dean’s Concessions
Chicken fingers and fries
Fried Oreos

El Pelon Taqueria
Cheese quesadilla
Salsa fresca side
Guacamole side
Boston Calling Combo: (Cheese quesadilla/chips/salsa/guacamole)


The Flatbread Company
Cheese pizza

Fomu Ice Cream
Scoops of ice cream
Waffle cone
Chocolate chip ice cream sandwich

Joe’s American Bar & Grill
Mac & cheese
Gluten-free mac & cheese
Clam chowder

Jaju Pierogi
Mix and match pierogi
Potato and cheese
Kielbasa and red pepper
Jalapeno cheddar
Sweet potato and caramelized onion

Love Art Sushi
Love Art special
Hawaiian poke
Onigiri (rice ball)
Inari seaweed salad

Hand-folded pork and cabbage dumplings
Soy-ginger dipping sauce
Katsu meal box and spring roll – Twice-fried pork cutlet, rice, shredded cabbage, homemade Japanese BBQ sauce
Katsu sandwich – Twice-fried pork cutlet, bulky roll, shredded cabbage, homemade Japanese BBQ sauce, aioli
Crispy spring rolls with Thai sweet chili sauce


Crispy chicken Rrce burger/rice bowl (sweet and sour)
Bulgogi shaved steak rice burger/rice bowl
Shitake mushroom rice burger/rice bowl
Matcha green tea lemonade

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Three cheese melt
Rookie melt (three cheese melt with tomato)
Hot honey bacon (three cheese melt with bacon and Mike’s Hot Honey)
Green Monster (three cheese melt with bacon and guacamole)
Deep River chips

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Steak sandwich
Lobster roll
Chicken salad wrap
Cape Cod chips

The Sausage Guy
Sausage Guy Sausage Sweet
Sausage Guy Sausage Hot
Sausage Guy IPA Brat
Sausage Guy All Beef Hot
Steak Cheese Peppers-Onions


Sate Grill (Momogoose)
Banh mi sandwich
Build your own bowl + side
Rice noodles or salad
Chicken or curry tofu
Crispy roll or dumpling
Vietnamese coffee chocolate chip cookie

Shuck Truck
Oysters on the half shell
Lobster roll: Hot and butter’d or Cape Cod cold
Lobster roll slider: Hot and butter’d or Cape Cod cold
Lobster Fries! Old Bae fries with brown butter bisque, smoked gouda, fresh shucked lobster, and bacon aioli
Old Bae fries

The Smoke Shop
The BBQ Bomb
The Pit Boss
The BBQ Sandwiches (pulled pork, pulled chicken, burnt ends)
The Sides (cornbread, mac & cheese, Pit beans, coleslaw)
The BRL (bacon-wrapped smoked pork loin)

Stone & Skillet
Cheese pizza
Pepperoni pizza

Stuffed by Papi
Seared steak and cheese
Fresh grilled steak with caramelized onions and peppers, artisan romaine, fontina, or chef’s choice cheese of the day and homemade Papi sauce/served with a handmade-to-order sopapilla
Pork al pastor
Chipotle- and pineapple-marinated smoked pork with pineapple pico and homemade hatch green chile aioli slaw/served with a handmade-to-order sopapilla
Sopapilla doughnut: Fried and glazed to order with cinnamon toast crunch or Oreo
The OG: Sopapilla drizzled with honey and dusted with powdered sugar

Sweet Cheeks Q
Smoked hot chicken Philly cheesesteak (add avocado or bacon)
Oooey Gooey Cheesy Nachos (add guacamole, chicken, or bacon)
Fluffernutter Garbage Sundae

Tasty Burger
Bacon cheeseburger
Veggie burger
Veggie burger with cheese

Tasty Burger Chicken Nuggets
Chicken nuggets
Bag of chips

Tasty Burger Tots
Tater tots
Cheese tots
Chili tots
Chili cheese tots

Whole Heart Provisions
Miso bowl
Tazon bowl
Viet bowl
Seared avocado

Liege waffle
The Gourmand (caramel, bananas, whipped cream)
Fruit Delight (melted chocolate, bananas, strawberries)
Ice Cream Zandwich (vanilla ice cream)

Platinum Food Menu

Friday, May 24

Chef Jody Adams of Porto, Trade, Saloniki
Meze board with pita chips and house-made dips, herb-marinated olives, sheep’z milk feta, veggies
Souvlaki sandwich bar with grilled skewered meats (chicken, pork, lamb, and veggie)
Rolls, toppings, house-made sauces
Village salad, seasonal salad
Baklava triangles, mini chocolate cookies, Halva chocolate chip cookies

Saturday, May 25

Chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro, Coppa, Little Donkey
Celery Caesar
Foie bratwurst (with Japanese flavors)
Corn (off the cob)
Lamb bacon lettuce-wrap station (build your own)
Impossible burgers
Fried chicken sandos
Vegan paella

Sunday, May 26

Chef Jeremy Sewall of Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34
Romaine salad, roasted tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled asparagus, sauce gribiche
Maine lobster tacos, mango, avocado
Chilled shrimp salad, sesame, roasted peppers, cucumber
Crispy oyster sliders, pickled onion, chili aioli
Roasted chicken with rigatoni and basil pesto
Smoked salmon plate, pickles, grilled bread
Cookies and brownies

Beer & Wine Menu


Miller Lite
Miller High Life
Sol Cerveza
Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Pilsner Urquell (draft only)
Sam Adams Summer Ale
Sam Adams NEIPA
Sam Adams ’76 (draft only)
Sam Adams Boston Lager (draft only)
Truly Wild Berry Spiked Seltzer
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
Angry Orchard Rose (draft only)
Mikkeller Table Talker Belgian Table Brew
Mikkeller Chill Pils Yuzu Pilsner
Mikkeller Staff Magician NE Pale Ale
Mikkeller Passion Pool Gose
Mikkeller Raspberry Blush Berliner Weisse
Mikkeller Windy Hill NE IPA
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brekkie Loq ABV Stout
Mikkeller Ripple Effect West Coast IPA


Barefoot Pinot Grigio
Barefoot Pinot Noir
Barefoot Moscato Spritzer
Barefoot Rose Spritzer
Barefoot Sangria Spritzer
Barefoot Summer Red Spritzer